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    Repainting Cal 21

    Hey guys, was away for the weekend and just got the chance to check out the bottom. I cleaned a small area with acetone to check if there was VC17 but it only cleaned the remainder of the dried green slime that the pressure washer didn't get. After looking closer it almost seems like someone...
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    Repainting Cal 21

    So to be clear the acid/toilet bowl cleaner is for removing stuck on grime below the waterline? To begin prepping for painting?
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    Repainting Cal 21

    Okay, will do. I'll check this all out tonight and see what route I'm going to go with.
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    Repainting Cal 21

    Okay, and if it is VC17 then I will just have to use it to repaint the bottom? And the cracks are on the deck, is there a gelcoat on the deck? I was under the impression it was a fiberglass specifically for the deck?
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    Repainting Cal 21

    So after your guys advice I think I'm going to go with the acid wash the bottom and paint it using the CPP. As for the topside I think I'll skip painting and follow the instructions of the Boat Shine 101 article. Now for the deck, does anyone have any recommendations for improving the conditions...
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    Assistance with best place to purchase boat cushions

    On my 1971 Cal 21 I made a pattern of the area the cushions would occupy (made by taping newspapers together) and took it to the Amish to get made, very reasonable cost and perfect fit (as well as great quality). Granted in Texas there are probably no Amish, but a seamstress or craftsman that...
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    Repainting Cal 21

    Thanks for the input, and I should've specified that by "limited budget" I am not completely broke and willing to spend money on something that, in the long run, will benefit my boat. The gel coat is just chalky in texture but actually shined rather nicely with the wax and polish last year...
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    Repainting Cal 21

    First Post! Hello, relatively new to sailing and boat repair but I am thinking of repainting my 1971 Cal 21 sailboat this year and wondering what the benefits/cost/method would be of doing so. My boat stays in a rather murky freshwater from May-October on a lake in central PA. Last year I spent...